aboutLIZ

Liz has always enjoyed dancing, but never having a dancing partner, simply didn’t find much opportunity to dance as an adult. After taking a Line Dance class on a whim, an enormous passion began to emerge. With a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, she eventually traded teaching in the school room for teaching in the dance studio. "I’ve found I absolutely thrive on bringing moments of joy to others through dance!" Liz currently teaches multiple levels of ongoing Line Dance classes each week, plus 6-week Absolute Beginner series at two of the local colleges, two weekly Zumba Gold classes, and a fitness class; Balance-Agility-Strength-Stretch.

In early 2019, she expanded her passion to choreography. In just a short time, her dances were being taught at Line Dance workshops across the nation. Liz competed in the 2019-20 season of US Line Dance Choreography Championship (USLDCC) finishing 5th in the semi-finals. And in 2022 was awarded first place in the Windy City Line Dance Choreography competition. She also enjoys exploring a wide variety of international styles by choreographing all of her Zumba dances.

She and her partner, Bradley, live in the mountains of North Carolina, adjacent to the National Park lands of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parade of wildlife this location affords is a never-ending joy to them both, but they are especially fond of the black bears.

qualifications
  • Winner 2022 Windy City Line Dance Choreography competition
  • Licensed Instructor: Zumba, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids
  • ASFA Certified Group Fitness & Bootcamp Coach
  • ASFA Certified Balance & Stability Coach
  • Allegra Certificate in Healthy Aging
  • Certified Stress Management Coach
  • Qualifier, US Line Dance Choreography Championships 2020
  • Master's degree, Education
  • Former Gymnastics Coach and Level 4 USA Federation Accredited Judge
Associations
Member
  • Line Dance Foundation (LDF)
  • National Teacher's  Association (NTA/Dance)
  • Mountain Thunder Cloggers
Contracted Employee/Dance Instructor
  • City of Asheville Parks and Recreation
  • A-B Tech Community College
  • UNCA College for Seniors
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Wellness Center